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Bivos offer advice to those contemplating the ministry Print E-mail
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By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Five Midwestern pastors find bivocational ministry both rewarding and a bit frustrating. Asked what they would share with a roomful of seminarians, they offered advice from their church and secular experiences.
 
Bivos seek flexibility, understanding with family, ministry, employers Print E-mail
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By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bivocational ministers live in two worlds — in part to support themselves and their families economically but also, at least for some, as a way to translate the world to the church and the church to the world.
 
Balancing Act: Economics, other factors push bivocational trend Print E-mail
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By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Economic and other factors are driving a bivocational ministry trend. But bivos still juggle two jobs and family obligations.
 
African church in Columbia puts aside tribal differences Print E-mail
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By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Africa is a large continent, with a variety of terrain — from desert to lush jungle to towering mountains — and a diversity of people and languages — from French to English to tribal tongues. As African Christians immigrate to other parts of the world, they look for the familiar, a taste of home and an opportunity to praise God in their heart language. Many have found that -- in spite of tribal differences -- with the African congregation at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Mo.
 
Unequally yoked? Navigating interfaith marriage Print E-mail
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By Ken Camp, Baptist Standard   
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Not that long ago, many Baptist youth ministers warned students about the dangers of interdenominational dating. After all, it could lead to marrying a Methodist, and would a child from that home be sprinkled or immersed? Today, ministers to students are more likely to raise questions about a Christian marrying someone of a different faith tradition. And they probably discover young people who wonder why that would matter.
 
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